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Listen to the judges in the fight against fraud

Towards the end of last year, the government concluded the Online Fraud Charter, which sets out commitments by big online players to tackle the gigantic rates on online fraud.

This is a positive move, but to truly address the fraud epidemic, it is important to also address the high value of frauds. 

One important tool in the fight against fraud is the worldwide freezing order.

In this article for the Law Society Gazette, Philip Gardner discusses the recent case of Unitel SA v Isabel dos Santos [2023] EWHC 3231 (Comm), in which the judge identified an issue requiring clarification central to the freezing order jurisdiction. Specifically, what is truly meant by the merits requirement for a freezing order to be granted, of a “good arguable case”?